"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." -Melody BeattieHalf Full Friday is a series of weekly posts that Eye Girl originally started in June 2009. Now the it is hosted by Sprinkles at Wyldechylde. We believe that a lot of our happiness is determined by our attitude about the things that happen to us. So by participating, we are deciding to see the glass as half full, instead of half empty. We are choosing to concentrate on the positives, instead of dwelling on the negatives. Our Half Full Friday posts are a way to do just that. They are a list of the things in our life that have brought us happiness over the past week. We are determined to find the something good in every day. Are you?
"Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower." ~Author UnknownFor the next week, we challenge you to keep a list of at least one thing that brought you happiness each day.
"A happy thought is like a seed that sows positivity for all to reap." ~Miriam MuhammadThis is what I'm Happy for this week:
- I'm happy for the awesome award from 'our' friend, Yvonne @ Welcome to my World of Poetry. She is the sweetest lady ever!
- I'm happy for numerous & awesome conversations with all 3 of my sons'! & that they will all be home for Christmas!
- I also got an apology from Sandy @ Words of Wisdom for forgetting my Blog of Note post from Wednesday and posted it today. Sorry for anyone who visited and couldn't find me. However all your beautiful comments brought tears and much appreciation. Love you All!! :-)
"Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self." ~Iris Murdoch
My question: What is the craziest thing you ever did to get someone the 'perfect' gift?
My answer: I camped out ALL night in front of a Target store for the release of the Xbox when it first came out for my middle son's birthday. There were over 100 people when the store opened and Only 10 X-box units. I was 3rd in line. So glad the store handed out the 10 vouchers to us... and sent everyone else away... before unlocking the doors at 6am that morning. No 'rushing' the store, fighting or injuries.
This was many years ago. I made some new friends that night and had a good time. However, I realize now just how dangerous that was and would never do it today. I have to add though, that my son was so surprised and very appreciative. He still remembers that present!
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." -William Arthur WardHave a wonderful weekend, everyone!